Two lovers are torn from each other by their feuding families.
When Duncan Buchanan and Isobel Porter met at a masquerade ball, they thought they’d found someone to change their distaste for matrimony. When their mothers tore them out of each other’s arms, they found themselves trapped between two feuding families, each matriarch willing to destroy the other, even at the cost of their children’s happiness.
Duncan and Isobel knew nothing of their families’ hatred for each other, nor did they care to become involved with whatever scheming acts of revenge their mothers are planning. Willing to sacrifice everything they have just to be together, they arrange an assignation. Nothing could prepare them for what happened in the churchyard that night though, driving them from town and each other.
Will their families finally allow them a chance to be together? Or will the two lovers be separated once and for all?
Her journey to Australia should have been her new beginning…what she found was a love her past was determined to destroy.
Maria Venetti fled the streets of London and the life of crime she’d been forced into, boarding a ship to Australia. Once aboard the Lady Douglas, Maria was determined to keep a low profile, isolating herself from the other passengers. Her plan was perfect…until she met the dark-haired stranger sitting across the dinner table.
Will Nathaniel and Maria’s love be strong enough to protect them from the pasts they so desperately wanted to escape? Or will they fall victim to the lies and betrayal that followed them across the ocean?
Rejected by the Australian Army because of his colour, Daniel must find some way to defend his home from Japanese invasion.
Meanwhile, Amelia is torn between her love for Daniel, her family and her country. They embark on separate harrowing treks across New Guinea’s remote jungles, including the notorious Kokoda Trail – facing treacherous mountains, starvation and the threat of tribal warfare. They soon realise it’s not just the war that’s keeping them apart, and that they must fight harder to be together. But even the toughest fights require sacrifice. Are they willing to give up everything they know to find a way back to each other?
For fans of Natasha Lester and Sara Ackerman comes this World War Two historical novel based on true events from the Pacific War in New Guinea.
Sometimes, destiny can’t be left to chance.
When Alf returns to the mountains after three years nursing a broken heart, he says it's not about June. Good thing, because it seems June has found the man of her dreams.
Can the stars be made to align this time? Or will life move on again?
The sequel to Keepers: "The queen of tension keeps her readers biting their nails as we shout at Alf and June to find each other."
Phoebe Toulouse ran away from her family…from her fiancé…from her life.
Upon arriving in the dusty outback town of Millchester, Queensland, Australia, Phoebe is certain she is finally safe from the bastard who wants to rob her of everything she has…including her life.
Being swept up in the strong arms of a stranger, she finds herself tempted with pleasures she couldn’t refuse, and must face the uncertainty surrounding what was to become of her. This wasn’t a job Raymond MacAllester wanted to do, but he had no choice. If he didn’t take Phoebe back east to Inkerman, he’d be risking his sister’s life. Given that she was Gordon Marriot’s half-sister, he doubted it would be easy to find her, but he would not allow himself to feel guilt for any member of that heartless, corrupt family.
When he meets Phoebe running for her life in the streets of Millchester, he couldn’t believe this beauty was any family of Gordon’s.
Will she let him play at being her knight in shining armour though, or has he left it too late?
Love is in the air . . .
Sarah has everything she ever wished for; she lives with her gorgeous boyfriend and their cat in Sydney and life couldn’t be better. If only she wasn’t so anxious about turning the big 40.
Meanwhile Cat is happily loved-up with Jean-Luc, except she lives in London, and he lives in Paris. She loves their long-distance relationship so why is she worrying about their future.
But a surprise wedding proposal is about to change everything for these sisters. And with all their family and friends gathering at a vineyard in Tuscany to celebrate, love, laughter and mayhem are about to ensue.
Reunite with your favourite characters from The Holiday Romance series as they gather together for love, laughter and a party they’ll never forget. Perfect for fans of Jo Thomas and Mandy Baggot.
Another year has passed and it's Christmas again. This year best friends Chloe, Jules and Lucy are all loved up but living worlds apart.
Chloe is madly in love with her celebrity beau, Archer, but after a whirlwind year in Hollywood’s limelight, she’s desperate to get away and spend some quality time together.
Jules loves her Melbourne life – and gorgeous winemaker Matt – but a crowded flat share has her longing for a place of her own.
Meanwhile, Lucy is stuck in a long distance relationship, jetting back and forth between Colorado and London to see Will.
When Archer’s plan to whisk Chloe to Paris goes awry, he surprises her by bringing her friends together for a Christmas to remember…
The perfect feel-good holiday romance for fans of Sarah Morgan, Jo Thomas and Holly Martin.
Home is where the heart is . . .
When Jaelee Tan leaves her high-flying PR job in Miami for a sabbatical in Bali, the last thing she expects is for it to become permanent. But when her boss demands the trip be cut short, Jae does the only thing she can think of and quits on the spot.
With two months in Bali, a new group of friends and the gorgeous scenery and beaches, Jae is determined to make the most of her new-found freedom. And when she locks eyes with hunky Scot, Alistair, Jae wonders if she’ll lose her heart to more than just a Balinese sunrise.
Escape to Bali in this uplifting novel full of friendship, laughter and romance, perfect for fans of Mandy Baggot, Julie Caplin and Holly Martin.
Ella and Theo’s relationship is young and evolving and so are they.
Their lives are going mostly to plan until a sudden cancer diagnosis changes everything. Nerves about meeting each other’s parents and living together turn to anxieties about survival. Easy becomes hard. Hard becomes impossible. Their lives cannot remain the same and now every moment is coloured by illness and the challenges that come with it.
They’re faced with the hardest decision: when you feel like you are losing someone you love, do you hold on or do you let go forever?
Jennie Stewart, an unemployed governess, is looking to escape the rule-abiding town of Inkerman.
After the death of her childhood friend, Grace, Jennie takes refuge with several other friends at a beach house, needing to embrace the freedom she so craved…and hopefully find a clue that might lead her to discover who killed her friend and why. John Atheling, an estate steward, made many personal sacrifices to get to his position, including distancing himself from the fairer sex and their manipulative ways. His ordered life turns to chaos when he finds the nanny, Grace, dead.
Will John and Jennie surrender to their heart’s desire, or will they fall victim to the murderer they’re chasing before they discover if love at first sight really exists?
Frenchwoman Avril Montdidier leaves the tragedies of World War Two and an apprenticeship at Dior in Paris to emigrate to Australia.
She arrives with a suitcase and a dream: to start her own fashion business. She is settling into Melbourne when an event in her personal life forces her to flee to a cattle station in southern Queensland to work as a nanny.
A sweeping saga of city and country; a family dynasty; love, heartbreak and fashion from an exciting new voice in commercial women’s fiction.
Australia 1862... Slavery, corruption, and murder threaten to separate them.
Isabella Miley is trapped. Her brother and protector is dead—murdered on a slave trader's ship—and now Samuel Buchanan, the man she fears most, has papers placing her in servitude to him. When he threatens to make her his wife and offer her out as payment to all the men he owes money to, she runs for her life, and straight into the arms of Ruben Stoneheart. But before she can ask for his help she finds herself dragged back to Samuel and into bondage.
Ruben wanted a life far away from the blackbirding slave trade he was once involved in. He watched too many people die on those ships. That wasn't the life he wanted. He wants peace, a wife, family.
Isabella's fear demands that she stays with Samuel until she can gain back her freedom, along with her family's ruby necklace—a necklace Samuel is determine to have in his possession.
But her heart is willing to risk it all on Ruben…a man rumoured to have a heart of stone.
Would you risk your life for the one you love?
At thirty-two, Hannah Wagstaff’s scandalous past, and the scar it left her with, has made her a spinster, scaring away any offers of marriage. She had given up on love until by chance she was reunited with Patrick, a man who had lit a flame in her heart years ago before disappearing from her life.
Passionately reunited with Hannah, Patrick discovers that not only is his life under threat, but hers as well.
What secrets tie their families together? Will he be able to protect Hannah, or will his love for her ultimately cost him his life?
Would you surrender the pleasure of lust to become a lady of chastity?
Darien Avery followed Caitlyn Sinclair from England to Australia, memories of their intense love affair fresh in his mind.
When they arrive he quickly learns he isn’t the only man in this new country who’s infatuated with the breathtaking, blonde-haired beauty.
Would you abandon the woman you love for your own indulgence?
Beth Meridian has returned home, hoping to leave her sordid past behind her and settle into a quiet life. When her childhood friend, Hannah Raeburn, offers her a place to stay, Beth knows it won’t be long until she runs into Hannah’s brother, Daniel.
What she doesn’t expect is for him to reignite feelings deep in her heart, reminding her of the kiss they shared before she left town.
Ferris wakes on the Sea Queen, an enchanted cruise ship sailing on a chocolate sea.
He has no idea how he got here, but he desperately wants to go home to his boyfriend. The alchemist is the only person who can help Ferris, but he’s been kidnapped.
The ransom is high tea with scones and jam. Meanwhile, the passengers are gearing up for the Winter Masquerade, a ball where love and magic reign.
With a murderous musician, an absent boyfriend, and a mystical party, Ferris soon learns that Wednesday is not the day to fall in love.
Would you risk everything to protect the one you love from relentless greed?
After the death of her mother, Charity Bohdan vowed to carry on her work—providing free treatment to those who are sick or injured. What started off as patching up wounds soon took a very different direction when she was being called to treat young women who’d been brutally raped and left pregnant.
She knows the risks involved with treating and re-homing these women, but she can’t turn them away...
Will the love of a woman save him from his own apathy?
Tristen Brone lived a carefree life of wealth and passion…until it all came crashing down around him. The night Tristen’s best friend died in a fire, Tristen tried to save him, but he failed. Not only did Jacob die, but Tristen is left with scars that make him feel like a monster. There are those in town who think Tristen is responsible for starting the fire, which includes Jacob’s sister, the woman Tristen is in love with.
The once confident, handsome, young man is now on a downward spiral of sorrow and depression.
Would you show mercy to the lover who deserted you?
Finley Helmer thought he had it all when Elina invited him into her bed. He thought he found passion and love beyond compare. Instead he was thrown into a life of smuggling black opals, drugs and aboriginal slaves.
When he was charged with murder, he fled town to escape the charges, vowing to return and ask his lover why she’d handed him over to the police.
What happens when a resentful man is determined to win the favor of the one you love?
For years Atol Livia has desired only one thing—to move north, far from the corruption of his father’s business, and start a life with the woman he loves. That is if Anna Jenel can look past his poverty and will agree to marry him.
When Anna informs him that she gave her heart to him long ago, never once caring about any wealth he might have, he’s elated. But their plans are delayed when Atol’s father is found murdered.
Once Atol has finally settled his obligations and is able to leave town, he goes to collect Anna but discovers that she is gone.
What if vanity threatened to destroy the only love you’ve ever known?
Detective Ethan Brant is on the hunt for a murderess who is seducing her victims and stealing collections of diamonds from each one. When the woman he suspects becomes his father’s newest wife, Ethan’s fears multiply.
He’s determined to protect his only remaining family member, no matter the cost.
How far would you go in the name of love?
Sarah Parsons has a choice ahead of her. After the trip of a lifetime she’s somehow returned home with TWO handsome men wanting to whisk her away into the sunset. Pulled in two directions across the globe, it’s making life trickier than it sounds.
Her gorgeous American Josh, wants to meet Sarah in Hawaii for a holiday to remember. Meanwhile silver fox James plans to wine and dine her in London. It’s a lot to handle for this Aussie girl, who had totally sworn off men!
Join Sarah after her adventure in One Summer in Santorini, for the heart-warming and uplifting third novel in The Holiday Romance series.
Sarah has had enough of men.
It’s time to rekindle her first true love – travel – so she books a sailing trip around the Greek islands with a group of strangers. The very last thing Sarah wants is to meet someone new, but then a gorgeous American man boards her yacht…
And when she also encounters a handsome silver fox who promises her the world, she realises that trouble really does come in twos.
Will Sarah dive into a holiday fling or stick to her plan to steer clear of men, continue her love affair with feta and find her own way after all?
Note to self - don’t sleep with your flatmate after a curry and three bottles of wine… especially if he’s secretly in love with you and wants you to meet his mum.
Cat Parsons is on the run. She doesn’t do relationships. After ten years of singlehood even the hint of the ‘L’ word is enough to get Cat packing her bags and booking herself onto a two-week holiday.
A European bus tour feels like a stroke of genius to dodge awkward conversations at home. But little does Cat realise that the first stop will be Paris, the city of love itself. Joined by new friends, Cat has got two weeks, eight countries and a hell of a lot of wine ahead of her.
As they discover hidden treasures and the camaraderie of life on the road, will Cat find a new way of looking at love?
What would you do if your boyfriend dumped you at your parent's 30th wedding anniversary party?
I know I should be more upset about my break up, but the truth is I'm more annoyed that he did it before I could and that he did it at my parent's party! Who the hell does that?
Meeting Gabe should be the highlight of that horrid day, but I don't remember meeting his handsome face.
Karen Romano met and fell in love with John Pascoe when she was eighteen.
He was her first love and she thought they would last forever. But like so many first loves, they didn’t last forever, and Karen was devastated when it ended. Martin Cosgrove, a country boy born in far western New South Wales, who moved to the city and became a highly paid executive working for the Australian government, fell in love with Karen at their first meeting and courted her until she agreed to marry him.
He turned out to be a devoted and loving husband.
Caitlin was used to living in abandoned buildings, or derelict houses.
She didn't expect much out of life.
All she wanted was a better life for her brother, and eight letters.
Sam was a successful architect on his way to the top of the industry.
The last thing he needed was a relationship with a woman in charge of her little brother.
And, what the hell were the eight letters all about?
Laura Prescott is a city girl.
She lives in Melbourne and enjoys the life of a single girl in 1970, with no intention of marrying any time soon, if at all. She has no desire to live the life she sees her mother has, with a house full of children.
Things change suddenly after she loses her job and she finds herself faced with very different choices.
She finds a new life in the outback, with a new kind of love and a new kind of pain.
An Ancient Power - a forbidden love.
Smart-mouthed journalism student Freely is not your average 18-year-old. Her best friend is a vampire, and they spend most weekends hiding bodies. But when she meets the handsome foreigner, Zan, a strange magic connects them that is older than time.
Bound to him, ancient lore decrees she must learn her gypsy powers in time to protect him from the vampires who seek immortality through his blood.
Can she betray her friend? Will she learn to see Zan as a fighting partner only, and ignore their mutual attraction? Can she allow him to continue his line, at the expense of her heart? Or will her love for him destroy them both?
At 38 years old, Jarrod Turner has everything - literally.
A successful chain of hotels in five countries.
Private 727 jet.
Fleet of cars - Rolls Royce, Bentley and Mercedes Sports.
A Harley Davidson Softail.
And, a cruising yacht berthed at the bottom of the garden of his waterfront home.
Yep, he had everything.
So, what was it which brought back bitter memories, year after year and prevented him from moving on with his life?
Would he ever learn to live in the present instead of the past?
Ancient Mystery, Timeless Love - An Eternity as an immortal in slavery was not what she had in mind!
Desperate and alone, sixteen-year-old Megan uses a powerful and ancient talisman to escape modern-day life and make a new start in ancient Egypt. But powerful enemies lie in wait, seeking her destruction and the magical scarab necklace she wields.
Will an alliance with another immortal, the handsome and secretive Franklin, help keep her from harm long enough to learn the secrets of the scarab? Or will he cause her to lose everything – including her heart.
This, the first in the Scarab trilogy, will hook you in and leave you gasping - a time-travel romance with mystery, adventure, murder and love.
Lara, an English language teacher, is falling in love with one of her adult Brazilian students.
At the same time, her long-term relationship with her partner Alex is falling apart. Desperate for some time alone to discover who she really is and what she truly wants, she successfully applies for a six-month job in China.
Alex meanwhile is conflicted, as their mutual friend Sondra makes a play for him soon after Lara's departure. To help him decide the future of their relationship, Alex heads to China for a four-week holiday with Lara. During this time exploring the sights and experiencing the different culture together, Alex and Lara's relationship begins to change.
But will an unexpected element bring them closer together or completely tear them apart?
Primary school teacher Annie Yates has a great job and friends she can count on, but her love life has never worked out the way she wanted.
If it wasn’t bad enough that, years ago, she fell madly in love with Jack Delaney before realising he was gay, now her new fiancé has walked out on her. Her world has come crashing down. All she’s ever wanted was security, love and a family of her own. Her plans for motherhood have gone out the door… or have they?
Jack, now Annie’s best friend, wants to co-parent together. Plenty of women have babies and end up co-parenting, so what’s so bad about starting out that way? This is a second chance she never expected, but nothing ever did go smoothly for Annie.
Is having a baby with your gay best friend a recipe for disaster, or could this be the platonic love story Annie had never imagined?
Ali loves teaching at Barrington Place in tropical New Ireland. Its secluded sunlit world is surrounded by steamy equatorial jungle, beautiful but uncannily alluring.
Here Ali befriends Craig and loveable larrikin Dave. Long after the generator goes off at night, they huddle around a hurricane lantern, sharing secrets by its mesmeric, flickering light. Beautiful Tessa joins the staff. The relational dynamics shift uneasily. Is Ali doomed to become a background figure, dwarfed by Tessa’s flamboyance? To Ali’s disappointment, Dave starts going out with Tessa.
Does he know about her pact with Jon, her Vietnam vet boyfriend in Brisbane? – a pact which requires her to go instantly to him if he signals?
At sixteen, neurodivergent Peta Lyre is the success story of social training. That is, until she finds herself on a school ski trip and falling in love with the new girl.
Peta will need to decide which rules to keep, and which rules to break… 'I'm Peta Lyre,' I mumble. Look people in the eye if you can, at least when you greet them. I try, but it's hard when she is smiling so big, and leaning in.
Peta Lyre is far from typical. The world she lives in isn't designed for the way her mind works, but when she follows her therapist's rules for 'normal' behaviour, she can almost fit in without attracting attention.
When a new girl, Sam, starts at school, Peta's carefully structured routines start to crack. But on the school ski trip, with romance blooming and a newfound confidence, she starts to wonder if maybe she can have a normal life after all. When things fall apart, Peta must decide whether all the old rules still matter.
Does she want a life less ordinary, or should she keep her rating normal? A moving and joyful own voices debut.
When Callie Taylor was eighteen she eloped with her high school sweetheart.
Then they broke up. On the same day. And they never told anyone that they were married.
Almost a year later, Bill Darcy is back, living in the house next door and caring for his recently-orphaned sister. And he's determined to win Callie back. Over the course of a single day, Callie finds herself learning some huge life lessons as she struggles to reconcile her head with her heart.
Can she forgive Bill? Or, more importantly, does she even want to?
Close friends Allan and Warwick are dead.
They’re not crazy about the idea, so to help them deal with this dilemma are Samantha, a blond bombshell from the 1950s, and Guy, an insecure angel.
Allan also has a secret.
He has a romantic crush on his friend, Warwick, but shortly after confiding in his new angel pal, his love interest falls for the cock-sure playwright, Pedro.
Not only does Allan have to win the heart of his companion, he also has to grapple with the faded memory of how he actually died.
NATE AND THE NEW YORKER
Nate once had the love of his life, but he’s met Cameron, a New York millionaire with an eccentric cross-dressing butler. Cameron is keen to share his world of classy restaurants, Broadway shows, and fabulous parties, and while Nate’s friends see the makings of a fantasy romance, it’s Nate who has to learn how to open his heart again. But is Cameron simply second best?
NATE'S LAST TANGO
Nate’s life couldn’t be better. He’s living with his rich boyfriend, Cameron, in New York while being wined and dined all over the city. But when Nate decides to visit his friends back in Sydney, Cameron suggests they break it off for a while. Cam’s cross-dressing butler is not impressed, and with the help of his lesbian aunt, they drag Cameron down-under to sort out his relationship and take in the sights of Mardi Gras!
With Nate at a loss to what went wrong, he faces the dim reality that love may have run its course.
It seemed like the perfect vacation. Val’s boyfriend proposes — at last — and the romance-challenged slug can’t even get that right.
So, she’s off with BFF Stella on their long-delayed Down Under trip of a lifetime. When their psychedelic RV breaks down in West Australian wine country, they have to get work fast.
Local hero Tim helps out but, just when Val’s falling for his surfer-boy charms, he gets himself in big, big trouble. Are Val’s dubious detective skills enough to outwit mobsters, bikie gangs and drug dealers so she can save the man she loves?
If you like a fun, mystery-romance in the style of Ann Charles, Vanessa Gray Bartal, Jenna Bennett or Amanda M Lee, you’ll love Meet Me at the Hanging Tree.
It started as a simple assignment for Aussie bush guide Dave Taylor – escort a lone Englishman in quest of an unknown species of butterfly...
However Nicholas Goring is no ordinary tourist, his search is far from straightforward, and it’s starting to look as if the butterflies don’t want to be found.
As Dave teaches Nicholas everything he needs to survive in the Outback he discovers that he too has quite a bit to learn – and that very often the best way to locate something really important is just not to want to find it…
If I’d known what it was that night, the night I picked it up, I never would have touched it. But now, it’s too late. I read his latest entry, my heart in my mouth.
Ah, Josephine. I’d like to leave her alive a little longer, find out more about her, she is attractive to me in some undefinable way. But I cannot take the chance. She knows too much of me, of my world, and this cannot be permitted. I will come for her tonight. And she will die. Of course, I will have to make it interesting; she already knows how I have killed others. Haven’t I seen her laugh while reading all about it? I will use my imagination with her, give her one last surprise.
Although I don’t think she will laugh. And I am sorry...
Become a part of the outback – the land, they call home. A land as beautiful as it is harsh. A land which captures the hearts of all those who live on her.
Dr. Andrew Lowman is an Australian Eye Specialist who has a passion for restoring sight to those who would otherwise endure life with poor eyesight or blindness. Medical facilities are not easily accessed in the wide-open spaces and isolation of the outback where the air is hot, flies are plenty and life is tough for those on the land.
A number one best seller on Amazon in February 2019!
A short story about love, loss and a date of fate.
When something special…something good – or bad – happens to you, note the date. Years later…maybe more, maybe less…on that same date, something else will happen. I’m not saying what. It could be good. It could be bad. But it’ll be something you’ll remember. Note the date. It could be the same day and/or the same month.
And if it is the same day and/or the same month, it is a date of fate.